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Short final, Frankfurt, Germany
Short final, Frankfurt, Germany
The long Frankfurt runway through the early morning fog
Making a Takeoff
Making a Takeoff
Getting the big jet off the ground
Settling into the Captain's seat
Settling into the Captain's seat
Getting the cockpit ready to go
Captain Sonny Bellman assisting
Captain Sonny Bellman assisting
Captain Thomas Block in the left seat, Captain Sonny Bellman on the right
British Airways
British Airways
Flying the British Airways wet lease Boeings from the US to London
Leaving the airliner cockpit for the last time
Leaving the airliner cockpit for the last time
Captain Block is officially retired: the last flight is now history
Inspecting the First Class Cabin
Inspecting the First Class Cabin
Captains Block & Bellman take a tour through the First Class cabin just prior to passenger boarding
Atlantic Westbound
Atlantic Westbound
The long daylight flight westbound across the Atlantic
About to start engines
About to start engines
The Captain and two copilots getting ready for action
Departing Munich, Germany
Departing Munich, Germany
Retirement Flight, cockpit crew
A really good copilot!
A really good copilot!
Captain Block and First Officer Scott Reynolds
Taxiing out from Munich
Taxiing out from Munich
Departing Munich, Germany, March 29, 2000.
Crew conference, North Atlantic
Crew conference, North Atlantic
Chatting with the copilot about the details of the crossing
Handbook
Handbook
Looking over the emergency checklist
Boeing 767 at PHL
Boeing 767 at PHL
A Boeing 767 taxiing at Philadelphia International Airport
Flight plan review
Flight plan review
When the weight of the paper equals the weight of the airplane, we're finally ready to go.....
Retirement Flight Announcement
Retirement Flight Announcement
A few words were spoken and we had a few laughs....
Rome Briefing Room
Rome Briefing Room
It took a big table to spread out this much paperwork
Briefing for the Retirement Flight
Briefing for the Retirement Flight
Giving the final preflight briefing to a great cabin crew
Engine Inspection
Engine Inspection
Checking out the left engine before departure
Cockpit visit over the Atlantic
Cockpit visit over the Atlantic
A quiet time en route
Retirement flight briefing with two great copilots
Retirement flight briefing with two great copilots
Flight planning for the Retirement flight, eastbound leg to Munich, Germany
Captains Block and Bellman, getting ready for the Atlantic crossing
Captains Block and Bellman, getting ready for the Atlantic crossing
Captain Thomas Block and his very good friend Captain Sonny Bellman taking a flight together to London.
Almost there
Almost there
Crossing the runway threshold on landing
Retirement flight photo
Retirement flight photo
Sharon Block, Captain Thomas Block, Second Officer Warren Womble, First Officer Guy Gullick
Preflight visit
Preflight visit
We'll be heading out soon
Final approach for landing
Final approach for landing
Initial runway sighting, a few miles out
Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy
Taxiing out at Rome, Italy
Leaving Home for work
Leaving Home for work
Dressed up, with someplace to go